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David Dodgen – Australian Magician

The Team at Magique now has the opportunity to work with one of Australians Finest, David Dodgen.

Sydney Magician

His engaging magic and witty personality has dazzled international corporations such as Coca Cola, international entertainers such as the Bee Gees, and international events such as the Sydney Olympics Closing Ceremony after party. He was also the face of Estee Lauders’ ‘Illusionist’ launch.

David mesmerized the crowd at the Sydney launch of Harry Potters ‘Rise of the Pheonix’ and he performed and co-hosted the Variety Club Christmas bash with Gretel Killeen. His regular TV appearances include Channel 7’s Cheez TV and Channel 10 News. He has even spell bound the airwaves for the 2WS Breakfast Show’s – ‘Magic Over the Radio’. A member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, he was Awarded fastest time in Australia for Houdini’s Classical Illusion ‘Metamorphosis’ at the Australian Magic Championships. Not only wicked on stage, David was voted one of Cleo’s top 50 most eligible bachelors in 2002.

From performing close up magic at functions and parties to Cabaret and Illusion shows, he truly is one of a kind. For more information on Magician David or to Book him for your Wedding, Corporate event or special day feel free to contact us today

Sydney Magician

Before I go on about illusion, I’d like to say I love my job!! We have just started choreography on a new grand illusion show for our annual event Magique Halloween Circus, and a show of which we will also offer for entertainment for private hire for Weddings, Corporate events etc.

This is mostly why I love this business, working with illusion, hypnotists and the mystery… even when I know how it all works, its definitely intriguing and simply fun! So Sydney Magicians, a small yet distinct community there are a few working independently as you “google” and I guess what my efforts are at Magique is to create a collective of what I determine as the unique skilled ones from the bunch.

This is not to say the other performers, Magicians out there are less credible but some rather work independently  and some dont match the criteria for Magique. So you already, from looking at our site have a good feel what we are about, here is a video of our Latest addition to the team:

I guess whats a stand out with Cosentino, even before he reached out to a broader audience on Australias Got talent.. is not necessarily his magic, but his presentation. Most Magicians are working with similar starting points, effects but tend to take what i call “the old school” approach to performance. Following the effect or trick step by step as per the creator some 10+years ago in my opinion is the first fail.

Cosentino is awesome, not just because of his great illusion skill, but his style and  presentation. which in most cases could be called the icing on the cake. Cosentino now has a public show In melbourne and plans to further tour next year. You can, if you have a corporate event or function hire Cosentino for you event. How you ask>? click here.

Now I wont go through and introduce you to all the Magicians and performers under the Magique banner but I guess just want to take the time to explain our philosophy and what we are all about. For me it’s all about customer service. When, some time ago I was searching for a fire juggler for a function I was holding i emailed 6 people i found through google.. and several days later i got 1 (and only 1 ) reply.

This industry is much like the magic, with hobbyists promoting themselves but not taking a proper professional approach to understanding what the customer – your needs are. I guess I like the fact that me ( James Patrick, in case your wondering) can take a subjective approach to understanding which sydney magician would suit the event – or enquiry from you the client.

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Im not going to say anything more about Magician Neo, im sure the video does the trick. I guess my advice to you would be. Looking for a Magician can be tough so, if your unsure- meet him. We are always happy to come out for a chat and provide an obligation free quote.

By meeting the Magician face to face you can straight away judge wether he is the right fit for your event. Feel free to drop us a line and arrange a time if you want to have a quick chat about what Sydney Magicians we offer and how it all works.

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog :)

Cosentino – Australian Magician

It was a series of mixed emotions from Happiness to disappointment and all that falls in between. This season of Australians got Talent was one of the best, with the ratings to prove it. In my opinion, mostly due to the new variety of  actual Talented acts ranging from the young winner – 14 year old Jack Vigen up to the Senior performers from Benchmark.

As much as I like Jack, I wanted something different from the cliche Singer or Dancer to take the crown. This view is expressed by many but as the show comes down to “votes” not enough people must share my opinion. Many have claimed “its rigged” and that Jack was groomed as a winner from the start.

The validity of this we will never be known but I do know that the production of  Singers/Dancers from Talent search shows in my opinion will soon see their demise. I was Very very happy that Australian Magician Cosentino Made is through to finals, and also surprised he pushed all the way through to 2nd place.  My jubilation mostly rised from the exposure and what this can possibly do for the Magic community.

What do I mean about the magic community??.. well mainstream audiences experiencing illusion, with a good showman like Cosentino helps open peoples eyes to what we offer, and drives more work for all Professional Magicians within Australia. Why do I think this??.. well imagine a world without David Copperfeild, without Harry Houdini or Lance Burton… the illusion business would definitely be a different one.

I think Cosentino will go on to become a popular magician, and mostly because he can connect well with the young audience. He looks trendy, is polite and doesn’t look like the 70s cliche magician with a top hat stereo type that many performers to this day still personify .

If you would like to book Cosentino for your show, or find out more about him or any of our Magicians feel free to contact us today.

Sydney Magician – Meet the Magique Team

Aside from hosting large public events, Magique also houses various unique talented performers some of which are based in Sydney. looking at our Magicians there are many similarities but each posses their own unique skill, style and approach to illusion.

Magician Close up

Jean-Christophe Celestin has been onboard with Magique since its inception and is a experienced magician- Mentalist who has a clean sophisticated style with a quirk edge to his character. Jean-Christophe developed his interest in Magic during high school and fast become know as “trickster” to fellow classmates. Taking on a job at Blacktowns paddies markets Magic shop this gave Jean the opportunity early to learn & perform to all demographics.
Jean-Christophe over the past 5 years has shifted his style and approach to illusion from being a simple magician to embracing the ‘Mentalism’ element of performance. Exploring effects and showcasing effects that are mind boggling, and leave you scratching your head “how is that possible, how did he know that?” is Jeans Fortay. Jean-Christophe has performed many Weddings and various clients such as ‘Energizer’, ‘ANZ’ ‘Price Waterhouse Coopers’ and many more.

Joko Chiuman has also been with Magique since its inception and is a unique, funny witty performer. Professional close up Magician, Joko is best known for his superior Card and Coin illusion skills. Aside from having BIG! hands Joko is fast and engaging, a breathtaking and charismatic performer.
Joko, originally from  Indonesia he now resides in Sydney and has toured and performed in Japan, Malaysia and throughout Australia. Joko takes a rockstar approach to illusion with a unique style, a funny delivery and the ability to gel with any age group from kids parties up to 70th birthday parties. Joko has Performed for such clients as ‘Roses Only’ ‘Westpac’ ‘Fairfax Digital’ ‘Park Hyatt’ and has also been featured on radio station Nova FM during ‘Magic Week’

Close up Magician

James Dehombre has been working with Magique for the past 18 months and aside from being an amazing close up and stage magician, he is also one of the tallest magicians you’ll see. James has a strong understand of NLP and is an experienced Hypnotists, Pick pocket and Magician. Like many magician, James developed a strong desire to become a Magician when he got hooked on the addictive Buzz from Performing.
James has performed regularly in both Sydney and Melbourne and was a featured act on the television show “Fat Pizza” stage show titled ‘Fully Hypnotised’. He is also a resident Magician on the biggest Cruise company All occasion cruises performing regularly on wild boys afloat, the Bella Vista and Lady Rose Cruise ships. James has performed for ‘Smuts Mckenzie Lawyers’ ‘The Veronicas’ and is a signed performer for the One Love group.

Magician Sydney

Magician Neo has been with Magique for the past 14 months and is an experienced korean Magician who now resides in Sydney Australia. Neo performed first off with Magique aboard our June Charity event in 2010 – Magique Noahs Ark Charity Cruise and was immediately. due to his skill.. a part of the team. Experienced in both stage and close up Neo has over 7 years professional experience.
Aside from loving the rush, fun and thrill that comes with performing in Australia he also loves Tim tams, which he missed whilst on tour in Korea and asia late last year. Neos illusion style is highly visual and he as a very strong stage presence with a solid understanding of holding crowds from 50 people up to 1000+
With effects ranging from levitating objects, vanishing and reappearing effects and fire-flash effects Neo has taken sydney by storm.
Neo has Toured USA, held various Magic lectures, and been on Korean SBS TV. A versitile performer Neo has routines for Kids Parties, Corporate events, Weddings or large stage shows. You can see a bit more of Neos illusion style on the below video.

If you have a special event, need Wedding Entertainment or are after something unique for your special day feel free to contact us today. We are always happy to meet and discuss you needs, showcase our performers skills prior to any booking.

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Magique Magicians at Sydney Wedding Expo

Many people want to create a lasting impression at their wedding, though coming up with ideas is always tough task. A Magician as entertainment is an awesome idea…but don’t take our word for it, come watch Magique Magicians perform this weekend – 23th & 24th July and at Granville next weekend on Sunday the 31st July at St. George.

The Modern Wedding Expo which is at the Grand Royale, 51-61 south street granville this coming saturday and sunday is a fun filled 2 day event which allows vendors and couples to network in a effort to help add the missing pieces to their special day. Magician Neo will be performing a stage routine (see video below ) among our other performers along for some mind boggling illusion

On the 31st of July it will be over to St.George for the “O My Gosh” wedding expo which will see our stage Magicians perform 2 unique sets that will leave the audience speechless!! can’t give to much away about this performance but all I can say is,, its Magical!! ~ I’m teasing i know i know.. come down and check it out and say hi to the team - Magique

Wedding Magicians Sydney

Sydney Magician Jean-Christophe Celestin : Magique